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Sacramento, CA—We’re excited to introduce Patty Green, Project Designer in our Sacramento Studio. Patty has been with Studio W Architects for the past three years and possesses a strong sustainable design background. She is a key team member on our educational, commercial and retail projects, having been involved with the Natomas Unified School District K-8 Conversions, South Sutter Charter School’s new learning resource center, the extensive rebuilding program for Paradise Unified School District and Folsom Pointe Shopping Center. Patty is an adventure-seeker who loves the outdoors, hanging out with her dog and binge-watching Netflix. Learn more about Patty …

What is your hometown, or where do you live currently and what do you like about it?

I grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. I liked it so much I couldn’t wait to leave and head West.

What is your favorite restaurant or food?

Noodles in broth, all kinds!

What is your favorite song, movie or book?

One of my favorite movies is Monsters, Inc.

What is a typical weekend for you (i.e. what are your hobbies, interests, etc.)?

I am always seeking adventure – whether it be a hike, going to the dog park, checking out a new place around town or binge watching a new show.

How did you find architecture as a career?

I took a class in high school called ‘Industrial Design’ that everyone said would be an “easy A” course, but boy were we all wrong on all aspects! There was no industrial design, and it was not easy. One lesson taught us about passive solar buildings. Our teacher had us use SketchUp to design a house using the principles we learned. It felt like an epiphany that building design could respond so seamlessly to its environment and I haven’t really looked back since.

South Sutter Charter School Learning Resource Center  |  Nicolaus, CA


What is a building and/or destination that inspires you and why?

The Barcelona Pavilion by Mies van der Rohe. It’s my favorite building with my favorite sculpture. I find the openness and materiality of the Pavilion to be so exciting and I was blown away by how the sculpture (‘Dawn’) responds to the building. I just love every moment of the Pavilion!

What is your most memorable project and why?

I get attached to every project I work on, but currently the Cedarwood Elementary School Renovation and Administration/Classroom Building project for Paradise Unified School District has nuzzled into my heart the deepest. I feel that I’ve worked the most intimately with this project and can’t wait for the District and Cedarwood staff and students to enjoy their new facilities. It very much is a good match as Cedarwood Elementary School is the Home of the Cubs and my favorite animal is a bear!

Cedarwood Elementary School Renovation & Administration/Classroom Building  |  Paradise Unified School District


What is your favorite aspect of working at Studio W Architects?

Our team allows me to feel like I am making an impact on our projects throughout their journey from design phases to physical construction.

What project have you worked on at Studio W Architects that made you grow the most professionally? Why?

The Natomas Unified School District K-8 Conversion projects. They were the first projects that I got to see through every phase of design to closeout.

K-8 Conversions at American Lakes, Bannon Creek & Jefferson Schools  |  Natomas Unified School District